DIY repair tips for scratched Wacom tablet
May 29, 2012 4:46 AM Subscribe
Wacom Bamboo fun tablet has a scratch on touch surface - is there any way to fix it myself?
posted by Faintdreams to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I have a small wacom "bamboo touch fun" graphics tablet that I use as instead of a mouse for my iMac. It's about 3 years old, but has had pretty much daily use since I bought it.
I don't know how, but I've managed to scratch the touchpad near the centre and the scratch is deep (about 1.5 mm) enough that it continually snags my finger.
Is there any way I can fix it myself or do I just have to live with it? I know that abrasive toothpaste can be used to fix minor scratches on other touch interfaces such as an iPod touch, but would that method just further destroy the surface of my tablet?
I can't really afford to replace it right now, but seeing as swapping from a mouse to a graphics tablet virtually cured my RSI, I can't really afford NOT to be using one.
Any cheaper replacement tablet suggestions have to be OSX friendly.
Any help / advice much appreciated.